Allows me to set up the brewing the night before. I use this to make coffee for work and it has the benifit of setting up the brew time as well as the automatic shut off if forgotten. I like the seperate warming plate temps as well as to the ability to make smaller amounts of coffee with the right water brewing temperatures.
Negative Product Points
The only problem that I don't like is that you have to be careful when pouring the water in the unit.
Overall I find this machine to be a workhorse in its daily use. It is easy to clean and set up except for the water insertion. I find the ability to set the settings on this machine very easy and the functions of them to be well thought out. The ability to make small amounts of coffee with the right temperature and the ability to set the warmer temperature without baking the coffee wonderful. I'm able to set everything up go to bed and wake up to a wonderful pot of coffee which travels with me all day long in a Stanely thermos. I spent some time in looking over all the models that were on the market and for the price it meets all my needs. It also looks and fits well in the kitchen with the other white and stainless appliances.
This was the greatest part in that it was on sale and I was able to use a 20% discount.